This Is My Story

I'm an entrepreneur, real estate investor, world-traveller and podcaster. I'm on a mission in real estate to create solid and reliable returns for my private lenders through investment in affordable housing. I also love to share people's inspirational stories through unique storytelling experiences on my podcast ‘The Andrew Bilak Show.’

I started my entrepreneurial journey at the age of 18, founding my first business, a window cleaning company that I grew through the summer months while attending university. I instantly fell in love with entrepreneurship and the rewards of building a business. Over the next decade, I went on to start numerous business ventures. From building a digital marketing agency called RoyalWood Media, which focused on working with multinational corporations, like KIA Motors, where we built out their digital messenger marketing strategies. I’ve also consulted for entrepreneurs and helped them build out the necessary systems they need to scale their businesses.

My true passion is real estate. I started my real estate investing journey when I was thirty years old. I bought my first investment property; a duplex student rental in London, Ontario down the street from Fanshawe College. It took me over a year to find a property that fit my investment criteria. Within 10 days of that first purchase, I bought my second investment property; another student rental directly across the street. I've been hooked on investing in real estate ever since. Fast forward to today, I have a growing portfolio that consists of 15 doors, 7 units and are located mostly across southern Ontario as well as one international property. I’ve been able to creatively structure deals through a variety of ways to make my deals come together. Some, but not all include using ’other people’s money’ (OPM), creating win-win joint-venture partnerships, and I continue to raise capital in exchange for healthy returns for my investors.

I understand the importance of surrounding myself with a team where relationships centred around mutually beneficial goals will always pay greater dividends than doing it all by yourself. That's why I've invested heavily in the proper 'power team' in order to push myself to continue to scale my portfolio.

I'm on a mission to invest in affordable real estate investments in order to create solid and reliable returns for my private investors using the BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance & Repeat) real estate investing method. The long-term goal is to focus on investing in more net-zero/passive real estate investments. Climate change is a very important issue to me and has moved to the forefront of my real estate investing criteria. I am starting to look for deals that will allow me to invest in a way that can be beneficial to the long-term health of our planet and will contribute to a more 'green' future.

 

There's never one route to get to your desired investment outcome in real estate, nor are two deals ever the same. With this in mind, I am always open-minded to finding creative financing and win-win partnerships in order to make real estate projects I invest in successful.

Please reach out and connect with me directly or on any of my social media platforms. I'd love to connect with you.

- Andrew

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